Double Take Fringe Festival
Old Deerfield Productions presents the third annual Double Take Fringe Festival, October 18 and 19 throughout downtown Greenfield. Here's the Fringe 2013 lineup in no particular order - times and places to come soon!
Tickets are $10 per night or $15 for the weekend and are available at www.doubletake.org or on the nights of the Festival on the Common on Bank Row. The way it works is that a ticket gets you into any and all of the shows that run twice a night on Friday and Saturday the 18th and 19th of October. Shows are all presented within walking distance of one another in Downtown Greenfield in various alternative venues. A map with times and locations will be given out with tickets. For the first time the festival will run with two other creative events: the Greenfield Annual Word Festival www.gawfest.org and the One Minute Film Festival offered by the Franklin County Chamber of Commerce http://www.oneminutefestgreenfield.org/ .
A LETTER TO SABINE by John Bechtold. Using a combination of installation art and live performance, children (ages 7-10) will be invited to become Postmasters-in-Training as they embark on an adventure to deliver a letter from a mysterious woman named Sabine Strohem to Griffin Moss at his art studio and shop, Gryphon Cards, located in downtown Greenfield. An immersive theater experience designed from non-adults, audiences will be escorted to the store in small numbers for an intimate and magical encounter, complete with a surprise visit to Sabines studio - located on an island on the other side of the world. Based on the epistolary story Griffin and Sabine by Nick Bantock; developed and performed by the Amherst Regional High School Theater Company. ONLY 4 PEOPLE PER SHOWING! SIGN UP FOR - Friday PM: 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00, Saturday PM: 3:00, 4:00, 5:00, 6:00, 7:00, 8:00, 9:00. Audiences sign up for one of the time slots in advance at tent on the common; parents/children meet us 10 minutes prior to each performance at the Tea Shop in ARTSBLOCK.
MONKAMOK THEATER COMPANYS Moon Up By Morning. In this future-present the consensus reality is bleak and oppressive. Three everyday characters who are blissfully enslaved to the societal dreariness, discover their part in the collective dreaming, and venture to awaken the source of all dreams. This is a mythic odyssey through a lunar landscape of inner realms from abstraction and disconnection to empowerment. Utilizing physical theater, giant masks and innovative stage craft to convey the depth and humor intrinsic to our human condition, Monkamok presents a heros journey of our present-day dystopia.
GAN-e-meed Theatre Project 33/13 ___ Social Justice in Two-Short Plays ___ No More Hog Jowls at the Jim Crow Counter, by Candace Perry, Directed by Amy S. West. Used to be black folks were required to sit at the Jim Crow counter in the back room of the 4 Way Lunch, a diner in Cartersville, Georgia. Henry and Sam are long-time customers who have made the back room theirs, though the law now says they can sit up front. Its been their choice. What Happens when that choice is changed? ___ Die Kleinen Parts 1 & 2, By Molly Haas-Hooven, Directed by Dori Robinson. It is the summer of 1933 in a small town in Bavaria. Six youth grapple with first love and newfound sexuality. But violence from the outside seeps into their insular world and as they discover who they are, they must confront for the first time the violence within themselves. Some run away from it. Others embrace it. A few are forced to do the unthinkable.
THE MARRIAGE PROPOSAL by Anton Chekhov is considered the best of his many one-act plays, and has delighted audiences for more than 125 years. The setting is the country house of a landowner Stepan Stepanovitch Chubukov who lives with his daughter Natalya Stepanovna. They are visited by Ivan Vassilevitch Lomov, a neighboring landowner who intends to ask for the hand of Chubukovs daughter. In true farcical form chaos and many hilarious situations ensue within minutes. The play is a sure fire crowd pleaser. With John Reese, Joan Haley and Michael Haley.
THE RED GUITAR by John Sheldon. The Fender Stratocaster guitar was first advertised in the spring of 1954. At the same time, the first Hydrogen bombs were made operational. These two inventions were going to change the world. At the time, I was 3 years old. The electric guitar was to become a dominant force in my life, giving me entry into creative realms, while the H bomb would represent the opposite, a force of total destruction. My life played out between these two opposing energies.
AS WE GO ALONG by Jack Golden and Karen Montanaro. This show, set in the present moment of NOW, is a collection of physical and verbal improvisation. Jack and Karen present and experience following impulse theater that happens for the first time in front of the audience. Following their three basic rules of improvisation: Reading what is coming at you from all directions, Listening to what the present moment is suggesting to you and Following your impulses faithfully, these two veteran performers will set forth on an exploration that is honest, heartfelt and magical.
HIGH TIDE by playwright Brad Slaight directed by Stephen Eldredge. Set on a California beach, this poignant comedy-drama features teenage surfers Brian and Keith, who have just come from the funeral of their close friend, the brilliant, enigmatic surfer Kirk. Each wonders in his own way if he ever really knew Kirk. They struggle to share their feelings, but they are, in fact, teenage boys. A surprise encounter with tourists Connie and Lisa disrupts and engages them, ultimately helping them face their grief and revealing the hidden truth about Kirk's final hours...
FOR WHOM THE SOUTHERN BELLE TOLLS by Christopher Durang directed by Ezekiel Baskin. In this parody of THE GLASS MENAGERIE, the fading Southern belle, Amanda, tries to prepare her hyper-sensitive, hypochondriacal son, Lawrence, for "the feminine caller." Terrified of people, Lawrence plays with his collection of glass cocktail stirrers. Ginny, the feminine caller, is hard of hearing and overbearingly friendly. Brother Tom wants to go to the movies, where he keeps meeting sailors who need to be put up in his room. Amanda tries to face everything with "charm and vivacity," but sometimes she just wants to hit somebody! "...With the help of Mr. Durang, the fine art of parody has returned to theater in a production you can sink teeth and mind into, while also laughing like an idiot..." NY Times.
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